New life for CyberPatrol parental control software

Newly‐formed Internet safety software company CyberPatrol, LLC today announced it has acquired the CyberPatrol parental control software product, from security vendor Websense, Inc. The newly‐formed company was founded by former executives of PestPatrol, a provider of anti‐spyware solutions, and is dedicated to delivering on the promise of safe computing for all ages.

Websense acquired the CyberPatrol product through the acquisition of the UK‐based company SurfControl, which was completed in October 2007. CyberPatrol will continue to support existing customers of the CyberPatrol product, said Bales, including small and medium sized businesses, libraries and educational users that use CyberPatrol to manage their users’ Internet access to offensive and undesirable Web sites.

Several key executives from PestPatrol, which was acquired by Computer Associates in 2004, have joined the new company to help execute CyberPatrol’s business plan and expand the product offerings. Along with Bob Bales, founder and CEO at PestPatrol, John Sancin will provide a key leadership role as COO. Thirteen former PestPatrol employees will provide leadership in the areas of finance, product development, product management, support and marketing. Acquisition was led by Bob Bales and Philadelphia investor and entrepreneur Vince Schiavone who is a board member of CyberPatrol LLC. CyberPatrol’s Board of Advisors include: Dr. Peter Tippett, Benjamin Wright, Esq., Keith Lubner and Mark Amtower.

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